Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, has promised support for scientific research as the United States under President Donald Trump has made moves to change leadership and cut funding for scientific agencies and programs. The men are seen in this file photo at the White House last February.
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Canada must take the lead as a global champion of science as America under President Donald Trump presses its assault on fact and knowledge.
Engineering can greatly bolster any country’s development and growth.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
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A new initiative called the International Brain Laboratory is tackling this fundamental mystery of neuroscience in an unusual way.
Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through the earth.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
Data should be open, shareable - but not at the expense of African researchers and communities.
A focus on collaboration among African universities and research institutions is crucial in developing national policies that meet the principles of open data while keeping it safe from exploitation.
Why has B.C. become home to Canada’s most vibrant news ecosystem? Credit the wellspring of creativity here — the province’s beauty and potential has long attracted change-makers.
A good news story about the news? It's true. In British Columbia, a digital news ecology is flowering through ‘coopetition’ – as Media Democracy Day will soon showcase.
Alfred Nobel didn’t foresee the current era of mega scientific collaboration.
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Today's scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven't caught up.
With the wealth of data being created nowadays, new forms of artistic collaboration with scientists are emerging.
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs in 1980.
In 2000, Berry's longtime piano player sued him, claiming he never got any credit for songs he had co-written. Even though the case was dismissed, a St. Louis lawyer decided to investigate further.
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A more intimate connection with the details of migrants crossing the Mediterranean can happen through art.
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Warhol has become one of the most well known artists in the world, but his work still has secrets to reveal.
Getting input from well-connected academics and researchers is crucial to a paper’s scientific impact.
The scientific impact of a research paper increases with every additional commenter who provides feedback – particularly if the comment came from a well-connected academic.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands.
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Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
Remarkable things happen when academics from the global South work together.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
Collaboration is key.
African academics living in the diaspora have access to resources that can really help their peers working on the continent.
Some changes to visa rules could make travel easier for scientists.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
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Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.
Pokemon Go puts virtual characters in the real world – which is just part of its appeal.
What research into game play and human interaction can tell us about why the newest mobile game craze is attracting so many different people to play.
Of course Africa’s universities need collaboration – but not if it’s merely an imposition of ideas from elsewhere.
Africa's universities must avoid collaborative programmes with the North that become mere tick-box exercises that only benefit Northern researchers and organisations.
Aftershocks from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be felt in Australian research.
Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?